Anthropomorphic Nouns

Explaining things that come out of Washington

How would you describe different groups of animals?


We’re all familiar with a Herd of Cows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Herd of Cows

a Flock of Chickens
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Flock of Chickens

a School of Fish
Anthropomorphic Nouns - School of Fish

a Gaggle of Geese
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Gaggle of Geese

a Pride of Lions
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Pride of Lions

a Murder of Crows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Murder of Crows

an Exaltation of Doves
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Exaltation of Doves

a Parliament of Owls
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Parliament of Owls

Now consider a group of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - group of Baboons

Baboons are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not... a Congress!

a Congress of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Congress of Baboons

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington

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I'm an early-morning owl. - Patrick Wilson

There are plenty more fish in the sea. - English Proverb

When the owl sings, the night is silent. - Charles de Leusse

He who has no falcon must hunt with an owl. - Danish Proverb

The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal. - Ellsworth Huntington

Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it. - Unknown

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. - Mark Twain

When spiderwebs unite, they can halt even the lion. - African Proverb

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think. - Milton Berle

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as lamb. - Roman Proverb

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me. - William Shakespeare

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. - WC Fields

You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans. - Tom Robbins

Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling. - Andre Gide

He writes so well he makes me feel like putting the quill back in the goose. - Fred Allen

What you need is somebody new - there's more than 1 fish in the woodpile. - Archie Bunker

I'm definitely an animal lover, and I stand up for all animals' rights. - Laura Mennell

I love my squirrel and dumplings, but you can make it with chicken and dumplings. - Kay Robertson

I went fishing with Rod Ewert. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish. - Steven Wright

And they bought an Owl, and a useful Cart,
And a pound of Rice, and a Cranberry Tart. - Edward Lear

Governing a large country is like frying a small fish. You spoil it with too much poking. - Lao-Tzu

Often, the human animal dresses terror in rage, and expresses both in a way unlike either. - Julius Lester

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers

A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time. - Marjorie Johnson

The dent in his car is hardly cold and he's coming over here to claim his pound of fish. - Archie Bunker

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. - Mark Twain

Therefore, it is necessary to be a fox to discover the snares and a lion to terrify the wolves. - Niccolo Machiavelli

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep. I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

You don't go walking into the proverbial lion's den lightly. You start with a good breakfast. - Jim Butcher

I was readin' an article about the animal population - there's millions of pets explodin'. - Archie Bunker

If I don't work, I'll be sitting on the couch watching TV, eating popcorn and getting like a cow. - Celia Cruz

I rejoice that there are owls. They represent the stark twilight and unsatisfied thoughts which all have. - Henry David Thoreau

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. - Will Rogers

Give a man a fish and you have fed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime. - Chinese Proverb

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress. - Ronald Reagan

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. - Francois Truffaut

I love lean meats like chicken, turkey. I'm obsessed with sushi and fish in general. I eat a lot of veggies and hummus. - Shawn Johnson

I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house-top. - Bible

It's better to swim in the sea below
Than to swing in the air and feed the crow,
Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol. - Benjamin Franklin

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it. - Robert Brault


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21-May-2019